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Hey everyone, just keeping my journal up to date with my newest tutorial and also my older freebies too ;) 

Firstly I just wanted to mention that I'm streaming more often these days over on my twitch channel, where I answer lots of questions! And all streams are archived over on my youtube channel :) 

My latest tut is now available through gumroad.
The video tutorial is 1.15 hours long and covers everything from the initial sketch to final colour, covering composition, colour, value, layer effects etc. Pretty much everything I could think to talk about! Experienced painters will likely know all of this and more, but I always try to cover everything for the sake of any beginners watching. It's quite different from previous tutorials as this is a full blown scene, rather than just a stand alone character. 

Equinox Gumroad by Charlie-Bowater

* You can also grab my brush pack for free, along with an art chat video through gumroad.

I have more tutorials available through my website as well!

Journal 2 By Charlie Bowater-d98li6k by Charlie-Bowater

And lastly, another freebie is a terribly old tutorial of mine. It was the first one I made and whilst I think it's pretty outdated now, it may still be helpful to some. 

Cheers guys! 



Charlie Bowater
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom

Favorites: Muse, sketchbooks, pencils, coffee, chocolate, converse, jeans, sleep, the colour green.

Music: Muse, Blue October, Coldplay, Radiohead, Beck, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, M83, The Shins, Matchbox Twenty, The All-American Rejects, Weezer, Arcade Fire, Noah And The Whale, Deftones, Explosions In The Sky, White Lies, The Killers, Interpol, The Strokes, Ok Go, Mute Math, JET, Carolina Liar, Band Of Horses, The Goo Goo Dolls, Feeder, Elbow, Brand New, Sigur Rós, Kasabian, The Verve, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marjorie Fair, Beastie Boys, Cold War Kids, Band Of Skulls.

Clint Mansell, John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman.


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Anaponey2000 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
AND SO I have just discovered that you ARE the Shades of Magic ILLUSTRATOR. It maybe explains why I loved this story before I read it
josemor Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
what does it feel to be able to paint like that? wow
SaoShinda Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you are my new favorite artist ! I felt sooo many emotions while looking through your gallery ! 
Thanks for sharing your work with the world ! 

sneakytomsonic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
TheDawnMarie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
all your stuff is amazing!
Doq-Bow Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  New Deviant
Love your art style so much!! It's realistic and alive an sooo mysterious! >w<  
therealARTURO Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Professional
Your work is so beautiful. There is so much sincerity in your expressions. The paints are spot on. Spent some time flipping through your gallery. You deserve it though. Amazing. You are definitely a must watch. Thanks for posting beautiful work to enjoy.
GingerDoodlle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! My name is Bree. I just wanted to say that I've only been watching you for a little bit and man! Your art is amazing!💙🔥💙🔥
And is there a story behind all these characters you draw?
Fangirl9818 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Here's a funny question: what music do you listen to when you do your artwork usually?
VivekJagtap Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I love the way you draw! Especially eyes!! :)
mikimoo222 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Your artwork is incredibly inspiring. Found you via your ACOTAR series artwork, but have now fallen in love with all of your pieces. As a beginner digital artist, I still have tonnes to learn, especially with regard to light and the mood of a piece. Thanks for being so amazing, and keep up the fantastic work!
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ah thank you! :)
Straight-Points Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  New Deviant
Good morning / afternoon / evening. We are a new donor account. The purpose of this account is to be able to help those who need it. We would like you to donate points so you can benefit. I hope you can help us, it would be very helpful. First of all thank you very much for reading us and we look forward to your donations. Thank you!
renderstan Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Happy birthday, fellow May baby! Amazing, fantastic gallery :) :)
Yin88 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist

Happy Belated Birthday~
Onikuh Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Great gallery and I see it was your birthday. Hope it was a fun
TiaHarribel93 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!
RovingRabbit Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
Happy Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirthdaaaay!!
S1re-of-Suns Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
Ah I love your art, it always carries a deep sense of wonder and magic. It often seems more like you're taking pictures from a different world, rather than just art-ing.
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh damn! That's the lovelist compliment ever - thank you so much :)
MTJpub Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have your cake and eat it too
Party w00t! Boogie! Dance! w00t! Party
DarkElixir Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
kaisakuris Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday :party: 
decamet Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NightDreamer09 Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! Airborne Party Have your cake and eat it too 
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